June 29, 2020

Top 10 most watched Twitch streamers in 2020

Following the major esports news that Microsoft’s Mixer closed down, Unikrn created a list of the top 10 Twitch streamers of 2020. A combination of factors made the 2020 esports broadcasting environment very unique. Among these factors for growth, the pandemic forcing more users online boosted 2020 Twitch viewership. For example, the year-on-year viewership growth […]

April 30, 2020

New esports directory makes it on Twitch

Recently, the release of the Valorant open beta made esports news by breaking viewership records on Twitch. It even made fans realize they need a better optimized dedicated streaming section for esports. Yesterday, Twitch implemented a new esports directory function letting viewers find and choose their favorite esports titles effortlessly. The community has been asking […]

April 9, 2020

VALORANT helps Twitch reach 4 million concurrent viewers

VALORANT’s beta had a strong start on Twitch with the FPS game breaking records on Day 1. Riot Game’s new title surpassed Twitch’s 2018 concurrent viewership record in August 2018. VALORANT is Riot Games’ first intellectual property outside of the popular MOBA game, League of Legends. Thanks to gamers seeking VALORANT keys for closed beta […]

March 23, 2020

Gaming and Esports Surge During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite all the negative news and event cancelations because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, there is a silver lining. For esports and gaming, coronavirus increases viewership and popularity with fans stuck at home. A new initiative called Gamers Vs COVID-19 brings esports players and streamers together to inform gamers about the pandemic. One step that […]

March 13, 2020

Rainbow Six: Siege patch notes: A new year and season

March 10 marks the start of Year 5 Season 1 with a Rainbow Six: Siege patch. In approximately 70 gigabytes of an update for PC players and 43 GB for console, Ubisoft brings more to the game than just a few new operators in Operation Void Edge. Here are the major things fans should need […]

February 6, 2020

How Call of Duty created esports

In 2020, esports became a normal part of youth culture. But although it has been normalized to such a degree, it wasn’t always accepted. What paved the way for games like League of Legends or Overwatch were the countless montages of Call of Duty players sniping their friends to the sound of Skrillex in 2011. […]

January 16, 2020

Sneaky announces full time streaming career

Zach “Sneaky” Scuderi, a player who helped build League of Legends from the ground up, revealed plans to be a full-time Cloud9 streamer after being released from his LCS contract. Future plans! pic.twitter.com/Ll3eUaqZTW — Zach Scuderi (@Sneaky) January 15, 2020 Although the off-season started months ago, Sneaky just announced his plans. His release from the […]

October 31, 2019

HUYA Secures Broadcasting Rights to LCK Matches Until 2022

Huya will represent the LCK in all negotiations for the League’s Chinese streams till 2022. The live-streaming company will hire casters and streamers to create content for the LCK channels. Huya will arrange streamers and influencers to actively participate in the official events and deepen the partnerships with official programs in the next three years. […]

October 18, 2019

The First-Ever Fortnite Simon Cup

Simon Property Group has begun online qualifiers for their first-ever Simon Cup Fortnite tournament. The competition is meant for amateur players who want to see if they have what it takes to be an esports player. Competitors can choose from three different online regional qualifiers for a chance to move on to the regional finals. […]

October 14, 2019

The end of Fortnite captivates millions

The Fortnite Season X live event captivated millions of fans as everyone wonders what happens next. Due to a massive influx of players, Fortnite servers had issues worldwide. These issues prevented users from logging in and joining matches to view the event. Players who managed to enter a game saw the rocket at Dusty Depot […]

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